Pungitius tymensis (Nikolskii, 1889)
Sakhalin stickleback
photo by Keivany, Y.

Family:  Gasterosteidae (Sticklebacks and tubesnouts)
Max. size:  7 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Hokkaido, Japan and Sakhalin, Russian Federation.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Adults inhabit weedy streams. Males build, guard and aerate the nest where the eggs are deposited just above the bottom (Ref. 205, 50519).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 05 October 2016 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 02.06.96
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 08.07.11

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